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Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA)

As one of the nation’s fastest courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) is often referred to as “The Rocket Docket.”  In civil cases, trials often happen within 8 months of filing, and discovery periods last less than 120 days, without continuances. Motions get resolved weekly. And the court sticks to these deadlines.  Criminal cases move just as fast where non-complex criminal cases are often set for trial within the 70-day statutory speedy trial time period (per 18 U.S.C. 3161) from indictment or charging information and even complex and multi-defendant cases are often set and tried within 6 months of indictment.

The attorneys at King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell have served as local and lead counsel numerous times, concerning a variety of civil and criminal matters, in the Eastern District of Virginia.


Our offices in Northern Virginia are near the Circuit Courts in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and other jurisdictions. We can serve as lead or local counsel in any state court in the Commonwealth.

Contact King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchellat (703) 468-8557
 to get started.



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At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I'd recommend him to anyone in need of help. Very patient and understanding. Walks you through the entire process step by step"

    Mr. Ryan Campbell is The Great Lawyer! Very knowledgeable about the law and had my case dismissed!

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    Right from the start, I felt like I was in good hands. I could tell Joe King really cared about my situation and believed me.

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    Mr. King has the ability to really and truly listen, and then starts to strategize from a point of understanding.

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    From our initial meeting and throughout the process I had a 100% confidence I had made the right choice. Joe was easy to communicate with, very professional.

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    Mr. Campbell went above and beyond to defend me and I am great-full to have representing me.

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    "Evelyn represented me for my very complex divorce case."

    My case became so complex and Evelyn managed to be one step ahead each time. She kept me updated at every step.

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    Mr. Sherlock is definitely for the people he represents.

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    I highly recommend Evelyn Mitchell, if your marriage must be dissolved she is a lawyer you can trust to watch for your best interests and bring you to a good conclusion.

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